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Farshid Moussavi is an internationally acclaimed architect and professor of architecture at Harvard University. As founder and principal of Farshid Moussavi Architecture (FMA), she works on a wide range of prestigious international projects integrating architecture, urbanism, and landscape design, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland and the Quran Museum in Tehran.
Before FMA, Moussavi was coprincipal of Foreign Office Architects (FOA), whose projects include the Carabanchel housing scheme in Spain, the redevelopment of Birmingham New Street Station in the United Kingdom, and the award-winning design of the Yokohama International Ferry Terminal in Japan. Moussavi is also the author of the books The Function of Ornament and The Function of Form.
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